jackaroo side steps out back

Submitted: Wednesday, Jun 16, 2004 at 09:36
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Any jackaroo drivers out there travelled strzelecki, oodnadatta, Flinders skytrek, kings canyon (Merindee loop?) to Alice springs with or without side steps.
I want to know if I had side steps on would they hinder me in these areas. Currently I dont have any on, but am thinking of putting them on for some dirt road stone travelling protection.

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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Wednesday, Jun 16, 2004 at 10:09

Wednesday, Jun 16, 2004 at 10:09
Unless your rock hopping sidesteps would never really be an issue ...

Depends on make of steps, and how low they really do hang down.. What ones are you thinking about? ARB? or homemade which would be $500 cheaper?
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Reply By: FourbyFour - Wednesday, Jun 16, 2004 at 10:09

Wednesday, Jun 16, 2004 at 10:09
Mate, apart from Skytrek you are talking about graded roads where 2wd is the order of the day.
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Reply By: Member - Wim (Bris) - Wednesday, Jun 16, 2004 at 10:36

Wednesday, Jun 16, 2004 at 10:36
Jackablue.

I have a 2002 Jack with side steps. None of what you note is an issue. Somewhere like Palm Valley may need some caution.

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Follow Up By: jackablue - Wednesday, Jun 16, 2004 at 11:09

Wednesday, Jun 16, 2004 at 11:09
Did you get in there with sidesteps or are you just suggesting?
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Follow Up By: Member - Wim (Bris) - Wednesday, Jun 16, 2004 at 11:57

Wednesday, Jun 16, 2004 at 11:57
jackablue

The jack came with the side steps.

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Follow Up By: Member - Wim (Bris) - Wednesday, Jun 16, 2004 at 12:00

Wednesday, Jun 16, 2004 at 12:00
jackablue

re-read your question and my answer was maybe a bit short.
We have travelled the areas you note and the only time the side steps were an issue was the last section into Palm Valley. Just had to pick our line.

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Reply By: The Banjo - Wednesday, Jun 16, 2004 at 10:56

Wednesday, Jun 16, 2004 at 10:56
Been to most of those placeswithoutsidesteps. I'm always on the lookout for stone damage - seems the jack sides are fine without the ST....we can get in and out without any drama so the ST cost is saved for other toys.
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Reply By: jackablue - Wednesday, Jun 16, 2004 at 11:21

Wednesday, Jun 16, 2004 at 11:21
I have some Kingsley (low) sidesteps which I sort off ripped off a couple of years ago & thought about reserecting them for this trip. I will be towing a CT so most will be on dirt road tracks, But once set up camp I want to have the freedom to go other places without the CT.
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